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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 31, 1913, Image 7

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of the stock -of the company. The
revoltistas have wrecked the 8,000
miles of lines the company owns. C.
R. Hudson, vice president of the
present railway system, probably will
be appointed receiver.
Washington. Senator Pittman of
Nevada today proposed that John
Bassett Moore, assistant secretary of
state, or some other official of high
rank, be sent at once to Mexico to
ask General Huerta to invite the
American government to send troops
into northern Mexico.
"The situation down there is
damnable," said Pittman. "It is time
we pacify Northern Mexico before
some foreign power gives us the al
ternative of doing it at their demand
or letting them do it. Our failure to
act has injured our prestige with
Latin-American countries, so that
while Americans are being killed, rob
bed, held for ransom and thrown into
filthy prisons to die, the British and
Germans are not touched.
"I believe General Huerta would be
glad to take the hint and ask us to
send troops into that country.
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Washington, July 31. War broke
out in the Senate lobby probe com
mittee rooms when the National As
sociation of Manufacturers began
questioning its former lobbyist and
corruptionist, CoL M. M. Mulhall.
Senator Overman started to read
the questions submitted to him by
the N. A. M. as the ones they wanted
Mulhall asked.
Robert McCarter, special counsel
for the N. A. M., objected, saying he
wanted tp read the questions himself.
There was a long wrangle. Finally
McCarter carried his point.
McCarter's first question referred
to Mulhall's being fired from the
Cleveland, O., police force.
Mulhall stormed that he would not
answer any questions of that sort and
demanded counsel.
"I want counsel," he cried. "I won't
talk. I'll go to jail for contempt
first. I was only their agent when I
worked for this organization. I won't
let them attack me and get away with
Senators Reed and Nelson began
to snarl at each other.
"Let's conduct this examination
without counsel," Reed suggested. '
"You won't do that," McCarter
"We will," snapped Reed. '1 won't
hear another word."
"You will hear another word
whether you like it or not,"iScream
ed McCarter. "I don't care what you
think. I have some rights here."
Overman finally restored order.
Then Mulhall began yelping that
he wanted to be heard.
Overman lost his temper.
"You keep still," he yelled at Mul
hall. The N. A. M. questioned Mulhall on
the events leading up to his "resigna
tion" from the association in 1911.
Mulhall answered explosively and un
satisfactorily. o o
London, July 31. Greece has not
been so uniformly successful in cam
paign against Bulgaria as Greek re
ports have led world to believe.
Bulgars have taken offensive on
upper Bregalnitza river and have
separated Greek and Serb armies.
Bulgars have defeated Greeks in sev
eral engagements.
Russian fleet has been making
soundings at Black Sea end of Bos
phorus. Believed that Russia intends
to make a naval demonstration to
frighten Turkey into letting go of
Adrlanople again. Sublime Porte
says it cannot be frightened into giv
ing up hard-won Holy City.
Salonika. French commission of
investigation has confirmed Greek
stories of atrocities in Balkan war.
Commission has brought back pho
, tographs to prove certain horrors.

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